A damaging spin that needs to be counteredSubmitted by kev on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 05:55
I haven't written a post for a long time. Being a foreigner, I prefer to act on the sidelines. But here's a post which I hope gets some attention.
For some time now I have been noticing a particular MSM spin captured by this quote here:
"...his supporters have flooded the party’s snoozy state conventions — and then elected themselves to delegate slots."
Here's another example. Two WSJ clowns calling themselves newscaster and reporter discuss Ron Paul's strategy - watch the video here: http://online.wsj.com/video/romney-to-ron-paul-quit-the-race...
Everywhere, and consistently, the MSM is projecting the impression that Ron Paul supporters are barging in on state conventions to elect themselves. It is of course a given that these supporters are actually delegates elected at county level, but the electorate in general hardly seems to know this, strange as that may be.
This spin does not only inspire contempt against RP, it also negates the tremendous feat and validity of the movement.
I believe this spin has to be tackled persitently, not least by Ron Paul himself. The process is obvious to the campaign and to anyone who's been following, but it's not so obvious to the unknowing masses.
There's a whole story to be told and the MSM will not tell it.